New spin on recycle habit

If there is one way of calling attention to the need for recycling, you could say this display hits the nail on the head.

This art piece, on display at the Taipei City Hall, Taiwan, is made up of 25,000 phones glued and nailed onto a wooden frame to draw people's attention to recycling electronic waste, according to the exhibition's organiser.

Intended to spread environmental awareness, it took Taiwanese artist Lin Shih-pao, 53, about four months to complete the unique project.

It demonstrates how a pile of trash can be recycled and transformed into a piece of modern art.

Lin collected thousands of old and discarded mobile phones for the sculpture while travelling for four years across the globe.

The New York-based artist spent more than US$30,000 (S$43,000) on the art car.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2015, with the headline 'New spin on recycle habit'. Print Edition | Subscribe